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Bob Grant Strength Finders Summary 1.0

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Bob Grant Strength Finders Summary 1.0

  1. 1. Bob Grant Top Strength Finders Attributes <ul><li>Positivity </li></ul><ul><li>Input </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic </li></ul><ul><li>Woo </li></ul>
  2. 2. Strength Finders Attributes Summary Bob Grant’s Top Five Themes Positivity, Input, Communication, Strategic, Woo Postitivity : People who are especially talented in the Positivity theme have an enthusiasm that is contagious . They are upbeat and can get others excited about what they are going to do. Input : People who are especially talented in the Input theme have a craving to know more . Often they like to collect and archive all kinds of information. Communication : People who are especially talented in the Communication theme generally find it easy to put their thoughts into words. They are good conversationalists and presenters . Strategic : People who are especially talented in the Strategic theme create alternative ways to proceed. Faced with any given scenario, they can quickly spot the relevant patterns and issues. Woo : People who are especially talented in the Woo theme love the challenge of meeting new people and winning them over . They derive satisfaction from breaking the ice and making a connection with another person.
  3. 3. Positivity Bob Grant’s Personalized Strengths Insights What makes you stand out? By nature, you conclude that your life is more meaningful and you are happier when you can dedicate yourself to something of importance to humankind . It can be something simple rather than something grand. You sense your acts of kindness influence individuals to perform good deeds. You are likely to inspire generosity in many people. Because of your strengths, you are cheerful and upbeat when people accept the fact that you feel strongly about matters that could alter the quality of your life . Chances are good that you usually feel more upbeat about life when you stand shoulder to shoulder with other top performers. You have little, if any, interest in being the sole recipient of first-place honors. You simply want to share the spotlight with equally successful teammates, classmates, peers, friends, coworkers, family members, or strangers. Driven by your talents, you characteristically pinpoint people's unique traits, qualities, motivations, strengths, limitations, preferences, or attitudes. Because you spontaneously look for the good in each person, you can set up opportunities for individuals to cooperate. Frequently you compliment those who freely share their knowledge, skills, or talents with their teammates, classmates, colleagues, coworkers, friends, or family members. It’s very likely that you sometimes are so easygoing you can play games for pleasure. Perhaps your nonchalant -- that is, unconcerned -- attitude frees you to have a good time whether you win or lose.
  4. 4. Input Bob Grant’s Personalized Strengths Insights What makes you stand out? Driven by your talents, you absorb the written word like a sponge sops up water. You revel in an opportunity to lose yourself in a book. Time seems to float by when you are the grateful guest of an entertaining or informative author. Your only choice is to finish the book as quickly as possible. Because of your strengths, you can escape the tension, pressure, or stress of everyday life by reading a good book, diving into a publication's articles, or pulling up information on the Internet. You are apt to take reading material with you on vacations, business trips, rest breaks at work, or tables for one at restaurants . You routinely dog-ear pages, underline key ideas, or scribble notes in the margins so your latest discoveries can be easily retrieved. By nature, you combine your fascination for reading with your ability to figure out what sets individuals apart from everyone else . You are likely to discover things that interest someone . Then you read more about those topics. You aim to collect insights that can inspire the person to take advantage of his or her one-of-a-kind talents, knowledge, and/or skills. It’s very likely that you tend to gravitate to reading groups that converse about an author, a book, or printed materials on a given topic. Prior to the session, you are likely to gather as many facts as possible from the assigned reading. By storing this information in your mind, you increase your chances of recalling an insight you want to share with the other participants. Instinctively, you pay close attention to current events . Numerous people merely recount what they heard, saw, or read. Typically you dive deeper into the topic. You are likely to generate theories, concepts, or philosophies to explain the reasoning behind newsmakers' decisions. You routinely gather information about events, policy statements, people, or crises. Your fresh insights are likely to draw equally engaged thinkers into the conversation.
  5. 5. Communication Bob Grant’s Personalized Strengths Insights Your Personalized Strengths Insights What makes you stand out? Driven by your talents, you usually attract listeners with your stories, presentations, lectures, or speeches . You routinely seek opportunities to talk about what you think, feel, or have experienced . Chances are good that you freely share your ideas or feelings with others. Being tongue-tied -- that is, unable to speak freely -- is rarely a problem for you. Words quickly come to mind when you are with people. Your ease with language enables you to meet, greet, and treat strangers as if they already were your friends. By nature, you relish talking to others. Frequently you help people express their opinions, thoughts, or viewpoints with enthusiasm. Your words frequently energize individuals or groups . It’s very likely that you sometimes enjoy surrounding yourself with companions rather than being alone. Because of your strengths, you enthusiastically welcome opportunities to converse with people. The animated give-and-take of dialogue is likely to help you appreciate what is right about your life and the world in general.
  6. 6. Strategic Bob Grant’s Personalized Strengths Insights Your Personalized Strengths Insights What makes you stand out? By nature, you usually feel satisfied with life when your innovative thinking style is appreciated. You automatically pinpoint trends, notice problems, or identify opportunities many people overlook. Armed with this knowledge, you usually devise alternative courses of action . By evaluating the circumstances, available resources, and/or the potential consequences of each plan, you can select the best option . Driven by your talents, you generate innovative ideas . You offer unique perspectives on events, people, and proposals. You probably inspire people to start projects and launch initiatives . You tend to identify a goal, devise numerous ways of reaching it, then choose the best alternative . This explains why you see opportunities, trends, and solutions before your teammates, classmates, or peers see them. Because of your strengths, you work diligently to invent alternative courses of action. You notice new as well as unusual configurations in facts, evidence, or data. Others, however, can see only separate, unrelated bits of information. You are fascinated by problems that puzzle, confound, or frustrate most people. Instinctively, you can reconfigure factual information or data in ways that reveal trends, raise issues, identify opportunities, or offer solutions. You bring an added dimension to discussions. You make sense out of seemingly unrelated information. You are likely to generate multiple action plans before you choose the best one. It’s very likely that you select the right combination of words to convey your ideas or feelings. In the middle of discussions, your vocabulary provides you with precise phrases and terminology. You probably express yourself with ease and grace .
  7. 7. Woo Bob Grant’s Personalized Strengths Insights Your Personalized Strengths Insights What makes you stand out? Driven by your talents, you periodically expand recruit pools by starting conversations with newcomers or outsiders. You might be on a first-name basis with a great number of individuals. Perhaps you realize people rarely take time to know the strangers in their midst. The talents, knowledge, or skills these individuals possess may remain unknown until you discover them. Chances are good that you are very fond of and devoted to the people in your life. You thrive when individuals reciprocate -- that is, return -- your feelings of warmth and affection. Instinctively, you are known for being an upbeat and sociable person . You make a point of praising young people when they do things well or show even the smallest signs of personal growth . Your obvious joy in their successes affirms and motivates them. Because of your strengths, you recognize your upbeat attitude inspires people . You generate good feelings in others by emphasizing their successes, contributions, and favorable traits . Eager to bond with people, you are quick to give sincere compliments and send congratulatory messages. By nature, you spark the interests of others with your keen wit and sociable nature . You can quickly establish an easy rapport with individuals by telling a joke, smiling, introducing yourself, or giving a compliment. You recognize that laughter is a universal language.

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